Michael Sam back at Montreal Alouettes camp after dealing with ‘personal matters,’ hopes to earn spot on team

National Post

MONTREAL — Michael Sam says the personal issues he had are behind him and he is ready to earn his place on the Montreal Alouettes.

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Sam, the most prominent active football player to declare publicly that he is gay, had his first on-field practice with the Canadian Football League club Monday since his surprise departure two weeks into training camp.

He said at the time he had personal things to deal with. His suspension by the team was a technicality and the door was left open for him to return when he felt ready.

“I was always coming back,” said the standout college linebacker who is to play rush end in the CFL. “I had to deal with personal matters when I was home (in Dallas) so, that’s all taken…

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